I too have come to appreciate that back in the day, the Bible Students had different dates for events that are today rolled up into one date - 1914
Without checking the specifics, I know that the "Time of the End", "The Parousia" "The End of The Gentile Times" & Christ taking up his reigning power, all were seen as different events at different times. 1914 was expected to be the Kingdom and Armageddon , at the end of the Gentile times.
This gives wonderful scope for selective quotes that give the impression of a consistant message, when in fact nothing could be further from the truth.
Now, if numpties like us know this , I cannot believe that those smart , well informed guys in the writing dept. don't know it either. IMHO they must wish to mislead...
The WTS has actually printed that :
WT 2002 5/1 page 16 "Jehovah Hates the Course Of Treachery"
" However, we have reason for caution. We could miss the lessons that are implicit in Malachi 2:1-9. Are we personally alert, so that no unrighteousness is found on our lips? For example, can our family members really trust what we say? Can our spiritual brothers and sisters in the congregation do the same? It would be easy to develop the habit of couching one’s words in terms that are technically accurate but misleading. Or one might exaggerate or hide details in a business matter. Would Jehovah not see that? And if we followed such practices, would he accept sacrifices of praise from our lips?"
Would He indeed? I think NOT.